Female Pedestrian Critically Injured November 22 in East Valley Pedestrian Accident
Multiple news outlets reported a female pedestrian was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in the east valley. According to Fox 5 Vegas, the accident was reported at about 3 PM near Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu street, west of U.S. 95. The pedestrian crossing the road was struck by a red Ford sedan. The driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries. KSNV Las Vegas reported the pedestrian was in critical condition at University Medical Center.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section. Further details were not available. We hope all parties involved in this incident make a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas
About 60 people are killed each year in pedestrian accidents in Nevada, with the majority being in Clark County. In 2017, Clark County had 78 pedestrian accidents – the highest number of fatal car vs. pedestrian accidents ever. Although this accident today occurred during daylight hours, this time of year is deadliest for pedestrians due to short days and longer periods of darkness.
November is historically the deadliest month for pedestrian accidents, historically. Some of the most frequent locations for pedestrian accidents, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation, are:
- Sahara Avenue
- Charleston Boulevard (location of today’s accident)
- Lake Mead Boulevard
- Boulder Highway
- Durango Drive
- Las Vegas Boulevard North.
After a car vs. pedestrian accident in Las Vegas, victims or their family members should contact a skilled and knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury attorney. If the driver of the vehicle was responsible for the collision, the victim may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. Because you have a limited period of time to file a claim, do not delay in reaching out to a lawyer.
Common Injuries in Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents
With no protection, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injury when struck by a car in Nevada. Injuries we see arising from Las Vegas pedestrian accidents often include:
- Multiple broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage.
Pedestrian accident victims may require lengthy hospitalization and require extensive medical treatment. In some cases, injuries may be permanent and require lifelong around-the-clock care. Along with medical bills, victims may be unable to work, which can cause immediate financial strain. The damages from a pedestrian accident may be extensive and far-reaching.
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Get a Free Consultation with A Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Do not accept any compensation for your injuries without speaking with a lawyer first. You may be entitled to far more compensation than an insurance company will initially offer you. LV Personal Injury Lawyers offers a free consultation to answer your questions and review your legal rights.
If we represent you, we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover a financial award for you.